Marquette girls get by Escanaba, 56-44


Escanaba Daily Press

ESCANABA — The Marquette girls basketball team got off to a fast start and was too much for Escanaba as the Redettes defeated the Eskymos 56-44 Thursday night in a Great Northern Conference matchup.

“It was kind of a microcosm of what’s been happening all year,” Marquette coach Ben Smith said. “We had some pretty good things going on. We’ve been getting to some good spots and finishing plays and then we turn around and make it harder than we have to.”

The Eskymos did their best to stick with the Redettes in the second half, not letting their energy wane despite playing their fourth game in six days.

“It’s just the type of girls they are,” Esky coach Mike Beveridge said. “They’re really solid athletes, they work hard and they give me everything they got.”

Marquette took a 14-8 lead after one quarter as they held the Eskymos to 1 for 9 shooting at the start. Esky’s poor shooting continued into the second quarter with the Eskymos starting that quarter the 0 for 9 and not scoring for the first five minutes of the period. Despite the slow start the Eskymos only trailed 27-17 going into the break.

Marquette opened the fourth quarter on an 8-2 run to increase the lead to 44-32.

Avery Ledy led the Redettes with 15 points while Stasha Warchock had 13 and Sydney Kivi 10.